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February 5, 1991
"We are convinced that God is on our side." Saddam Hussein during interview with Peter Arnett of CNN, Jan. 30 "The world needs to tell the one with the big stick that the stick in your hand cannot destroy the house of God or the humanity of man." Hussein, in reference to George Bush during a domestic speech, Jan. 29 "We are being faithful to the values that God Almighty has inspired in us, for we have no fears of the forces of Satan, the devil that rides your shoulder." Hussein in a Jan.
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OPINION
March 26, 2005
Re "Sharia: Iraq's Dark Cloud," Commentary, March 21: If we are truly interested in bringing or at least promoting democracy in Iraq, it behooves us to let the people of Iraq freely choose their government. It is hypocritical to demand democracy from other countries and then oppose it when this democracy brings people into power who are not necessarily a perfect reflection of our views or obedient puppets to our policies. Let's have faith in the Iraqis. For Susan Jacoby to imply that she knows what is best for Iraqis, more than Iraqis themselves, is nothing short of a typical colonialist attitude.
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NEWS
September 8, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was midday prayers Friday at the Great Mosque of Kadhamiya, the holiest shrine of Baghdad. But the mood was hardly that of President Saddam Hussein's carefully crafted modern, secular state. It recalled a different time, a different place and a different man who once held American hostages.
OPINION
June 21, 2003
Re "Don't Separate Mosque and State," Commentary, June 16: I think Amitai Etzioni underestimates the institutional and spiritual efficacy of government neutrality on religion. Carving out a clear space of religious freedom is essential because "liberal Islam" may become decidedly illiberal if the apparatus of the state comes under the control of individuals who find such a limited form unacceptable. Spiritually, Islam demands the submission of the individual to the will of God. Such submission is undermined by the coercive involvement of the state in religious matters.
NEWS
March 2, 1991 | PAUL HOLMES, REUTERS
Relieved Iraqis went to mosques on Friday free from the fear of allied bombs. For many, it was a pilgrimage of mourning. In the Kadhimain district of Baghdad, site of a Shiite Muslim shrine, the faithful knelt in the Great Mosque of Kadhimain to give thanks for peace. "People prayed for peace and to teach our people to understand what happened," said Ali Mohammed, a Baghdad University history professor. "Our people have to rebuild themselves first and then rebuild their country."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999 | Reuters
The United States released a report on religious freedom worldwide Thursday, concluding that much of the world's population lives in countries in which religious freedoms are restricted. Many of the countries faulted, including China, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, regularly show up on the annual U.S. list of overall human rights abusers. But the report also criticized some U.S. allies, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, for intolerance.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the Christmas Eve pageant at St. Mary's Chaldean Church, the appearance of the baby Jesus (a blue-eyed doll in swaddling) got the biggest applause, but the Three Kings were also close to the worshipers' hearts. According to church lore, this land was home to the Wise Men who went in search of the newborn King. So when three little boys in paper crowns followed the star on a string to a cardboard Bethlehem, the congregation buzzed in recognition.
NEWS
February 18, 1991
"Once the allied forces began bombing Iraq, Kuwait was no longer the central issue in the minds of most Muslims. A non-Muslim army was attacking a Muslim country, and it became the duty of every believing Muslim to fight the oppression. President Saddam Hussein declared it a jihad, and Muslims all over responded to the call.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basil Boji's cousins fought on opposite sides of the Gulf War. Sometimes he thinks about what would have happened if one of them had been killed by the other. Or if indeed one of them was. His American cousin is alive and well, but he has not heard from his relatives in Iraq since the U.S. bombing began.
NEWS
March 5, 1991 | BOB DROGIN and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rebelling civilians have emptied political prisons and executed loyalists of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in a popular fundamentalist Islamic uprising that has spread anarchy across southern Iraq in the last four days, according to refugees who reached here Monday. Foes of the Iraqi president have taken control of seven major cities south of Baghdad in a growing threat to Iraq's dictatorial regime, the refugees said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999 | Reuters
The United States released a report on religious freedom worldwide Thursday, concluding that much of the world's population lives in countries in which religious freedoms are restricted. Many of the countries faulted, including China, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, regularly show up on the annual U.S. list of overall human rights abusers. But the report also criticized some U.S. allies, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, for intolerance.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basil Boji's cousins fought on opposite sides of the Gulf War. Sometimes he thinks about what would have happened if one of them had been killed by the other. Or if indeed one of them was. His American cousin is alive and well, but he has not heard from his relatives in Iraq since the U.S. bombing began.
NEWS
March 5, 1991 | BOB DROGIN and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rebelling civilians have emptied political prisons and executed loyalists of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in a popular fundamentalist Islamic uprising that has spread anarchy across southern Iraq in the last four days, according to refugees who reached here Monday. Foes of the Iraqi president have taken control of seven major cities south of Baghdad in a growing threat to Iraq's dictatorial regime, the refugees said.
NEWS
March 2, 1991 | PAUL HOLMES, REUTERS
Relieved Iraqis went to mosques on Friday free from the fear of allied bombs. For many, it was a pilgrimage of mourning. In the Kadhimain district of Baghdad, site of a Shiite Muslim shrine, the faithful knelt in the Great Mosque of Kadhimain to give thanks for peace. "People prayed for peace and to teach our people to understand what happened," said Ali Mohammed, a Baghdad University history professor. "Our people have to rebuild themselves first and then rebuild their country."
NEWS
February 18, 1991
"Once the allied forces began bombing Iraq, Kuwait was no longer the central issue in the minds of most Muslims. A non-Muslim army was attacking a Muslim country, and it became the duty of every believing Muslim to fight the oppression. President Saddam Hussein declared it a jihad, and Muslims all over responded to the call.
NEWS
February 5, 1991
"We are convinced that God is on our side." Saddam Hussein during interview with Peter Arnett of CNN, Jan. 30 "The world needs to tell the one with the big stick that the stick in your hand cannot destroy the house of God or the humanity of man." Hussein, in reference to George Bush during a domestic speech, Jan. 29 "We are being faithful to the values that God Almighty has inspired in us, for we have no fears of the forces of Satan, the devil that rides your shoulder." Hussein in a Jan.
OPINION
March 26, 2005
Re "Sharia: Iraq's Dark Cloud," Commentary, March 21: If we are truly interested in bringing or at least promoting democracy in Iraq, it behooves us to let the people of Iraq freely choose their government. It is hypocritical to demand democracy from other countries and then oppose it when this democracy brings people into power who are not necessarily a perfect reflection of our views or obedient puppets to our policies. Let's have faith in the Iraqis. For Susan Jacoby to imply that she knows what is best for Iraqis, more than Iraqis themselves, is nothing short of a typical colonialist attitude.
OPINION
June 21, 2003
Re "Don't Separate Mosque and State," Commentary, June 16: I think Amitai Etzioni underestimates the institutional and spiritual efficacy of government neutrality on religion. Carving out a clear space of religious freedom is essential because "liberal Islam" may become decidedly illiberal if the apparatus of the state comes under the control of individuals who find such a limited form unacceptable. Spiritually, Islam demands the submission of the individual to the will of God. Such submission is undermined by the coercive involvement of the state in religious matters.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the Christmas Eve pageant at St. Mary's Chaldean Church, the appearance of the baby Jesus (a blue-eyed doll in swaddling) got the biggest applause, but the Three Kings were also close to the worshipers' hearts. According to church lore, this land was home to the Wise Men who went in search of the newborn King. So when three little boys in paper crowns followed the star on a string to a cardboard Bethlehem, the congregation buzzed in recognition.
NEWS
September 8, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was midday prayers Friday at the Great Mosque of Kadhamiya, the holiest shrine of Baghdad. But the mood was hardly that of President Saddam Hussein's carefully crafted modern, secular state. It recalled a different time, a different place and a different man who once held American hostages.
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